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. and nondiscrimination and also medicare and medicaid. and you read the speech and you read about this event with sort of a what-if, you know, the road not taken kind of view because if it wasn't for the vietnam war, he would be thought of as, wow, this guy did all this great stuff. like we think of roosevelt doing all the things to get us out of the frank -- franklin d. roosevelt, to get us out of the depression. we think, wow, johnson really moved us ahead in working on our problems as a society. but the interesting thing about it as a sideline is he was clearly doing this for a national audience. he knew this would be televised and he wasn't worry too much about being here in the university of michigan at ann arbor. that was just the vehicle. he never mentioned the university of michigan. until the end of the speech he made some sort of reference to young people. young people will be involved in this. and would you be willing to help me do these things. sort of like kennedy did with the peace corps speech. but he never said would you here in ann arbor. and he once mentioned michigan just as an exam
. that is a major program. the city things were the ooe, office of economic opportunity. and -- and medicare and medicade, if not for the vietnam war, this guy would have done all this great stuff. we think, wow, johnson moved ahead in working on our problems as a society. but the interesting thing about it, a sideline, is that he was clearly doing it for a national a audience. he was not worried about being here in the university of michigan in ann arbor, that was the vehicle. he never mentioned the university of michigan, toward the end of the speech, he made a reference to young people, young people would be involved in this and would you be willing to help me with these things. sort of like kennedy with the peace corp speech. but he never said, will you here in ann arbor. so he was being a statesman in the speech. i think it's interesting that both the major events that are part of our national history of where you will say, both of those presidents were a major part of their program and what they did, that they happened here. and i don't think it was an accident. you could say, it could
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